PUBG Mobile Drop Zone Guide for Erangel and Miramar – Best Drop and Loot Points For Beginners

The main objective in PUBG Mobile is simple, fight, survive and get to the end. But in order to make it to the end, you need to make sure you pick a good drop off point in the beginning, where you have higher chances of surviving the early game and get your hands on some decent loot too.

In this guide, we’re going to tell you about some of the best drop zones in Erangel and Miramar, along with a few pointers on places to avoid for beginners. But before that, a few general tips applicable for every game:

  • The first thing you need to do is check your flight path in the map so you can choose a drop zone accordingly, and time when you need to jump off of the plane.
  • When you’re in the plane, keep in mind the points where players are jumping out. You can use that to your advantage as you’ll be able to judge where you’ll find more people on the map.
  • On your way down, as you approach the landing, be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye on how many players are around you. Then you can decide whether it’s beneficial to take an early fight or hide and pick up some loot first.

Now let’s take a look at some of the drop zones for Erangel and Miramar

Erangel

Novo

The first major drop spot in Erangel is Novorepnoye, or Novo as it’s known amongst players. This is a pretty big zone and you’ll find a lot of decent loot here. But, there are also chances of running into other players, so you need to weigh the pros and cons.

But even if you do run into enemies, Novo has plenty of places where you can take cover in case someone starts firing at you. This place has a higher chance of finding military grade equipment, so be on the lookout for that.

One thing that you do need to remember is that Novo is a bit isolated as a region, so you’ll have to keep an eye on the timer and the circle to make sure you don’t get stuck outside. On the plus side, you can easily find vehicles here, so getting from one place to another shouldn’t be a huge problem.

Mylta

The next location on our list is the Mylta Powerplant. This is a good place for people who are starting out as this also has military grade equipment and isn’t known for being a crowded place, so you can take a breath and look for loot in peace.

If you pick Mylta as a drop point, try landing at the green control room as that place has the best loot in the region. But if you’re unable to do so, or your teammates are separated, you can make your way to the factory as that has some good loot as well. Just like Novo, you can easily find vehicles here, which means escaping this place in case a fight breaks out or making your way to the circle is a lot easier.

Mansion

The Mansion is another good location that has a couple of spots to find great loot. One is the mansion itself, and the other is the garage close to it. Both these spots are known for pretty good items, and you can vehicles close by too. And the biggest advantage of this location is that it’s very close to the shelter and the prison, so you can easily make your way there for more loot.

Two of the most common and popular spots in Erangel are Pochinki and Georgopol, but we suggest you to avoid those if you’re a beginner, as they’re known for being packed with players. You can always head there for early fights if you like, but only do that if you’re sure you’ll be able to survive.

Miramar

El Pozo

Our first pick in Miramar is El Pozo, it has a lot of buildings which have nice loot. But there’s one building in particular that you should keep in mind, the refrigeration arena which is located right opposite to the area and bowl.

Inside this building you can easily find some powerful military-grade equipment. Plus, this area is usually pretty empty so you don’t even need to worry about getting into a fight and you can loot the place in peace. It’s pretty conveniently located too, so getting inside the circle shouldn’t be a problem either.

Campo Militar

Campo Militar is another great location where you can find a lot of loot. And, not a lot of people land here, so you have a higher chance of survival during the early parts as you look for weapons and equipment.

The only major problem with this location is that you always need to be on the lookout for the circle as it’s a bit out of the way and you can easily fall victim to the blue zone if you’re not careful. And vehicles aren’t very common either, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to make it out in time.

Minas Generales

The final location on Miramar is Minas Generales. You won’t always find military-grade loot here, but it’s a great location for squads because it still has some really high-quality loot.

The great thing about Minas Generales is that it’s close to Hacienda and Pecado, so you can easily pick off people coming from there and grab some military-grade equipment off of them.

So, these were our picks for the best drop locations for beginners on Erangel and Miramar. Stay tuned for more, as we’ll be putting out another drop zone guide, for Vikendi and Sanhok.

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Xbox Game Pass for Console adds Frostpunk and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on January 9, Tekken 7 on January 16

Xbox Game Pass for Console will add Frostpunk: Console Edition and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on January 9, followed by Tekken 7 on January 16, Microsoft announced.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that includes over 100 free games that can be downloaded and played on console or PC as long as you are subscribed to the service. Xbox Game Pass for console costs $9.99 a month, while Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $4.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold for $44.99 quarterly. Xbox Game Pass for PC is available at $1 for the first month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available at $1 for the first three months.

Here is an overview of each game, via Microsoft:

January 9

Frostpunk: Console Edition ([email protected]) – A society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. As the leader of the last civilized society on Earth, you’re tasked with building a city for your survivors to live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem and holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.

Frostpunk, the newest title from the creators of This War of Mine, is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. In an entirely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. You face the task of building the last city on Earth and securing the means necessary for your community to survive.

Optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management will consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of the outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make to ensure the survival of your society? What will you do when pushed to the limit? And who will you become in the process?

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Dive into an original story where you are the protagonist in the virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online where you’ll encounter enemies and familiar faces from the “Sword Art Online” anime series. Develop your avatar as you see fit, master a wide array of weapons and skills, and learn to survive in your own personal warzone. You can also experience co-op and PvP using the weapons you find with your customized character.

Your fate has just begun…
Experience an original story where you are the protagonist in the world of Gun Gale Online. Create your own avatar and explore devastated lands while experiencing exciting third person shooting in this action RPG. Encounter enemies and run into new and familiar faces from the Sword Art Online series.
Journey through a world of guns where after a chance encounter you’ll gain the help of a very rare AI, ArFA-Sys.
Along the way, you will have to make choices.
But every choice comes with a price…
Will you bring hope or despair?
This is your adventure… This is your story…

January 16

Tekken 7 – The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. With the faithful 3D battle system and gameplay intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics with the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience on Xbox.

Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.

Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Details Legendary Former Yakuza Members

■ Legendary Former Members of the Yakuza

Kazuma Kiryu (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)

The former fourth head of the Tojo Clan. He boasts the nickname “The Dragon of Dojima” and is a legendary yakuza notorious among members of the underworld. He was reporte as “dead” in 2016.

Goro Majima (voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)

The former head of the Tojo Clan underlings and head of the Clan’s subsidiary family, the Majima Family. Because of his vicious attitude and actions, he is called “The Mad Dog of Shimano” and is regarded to be an extremely violent yakuza. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Taiga Saejima (voiced by Rikiya Koyama)

The former head of Saejima Family, a subsidiary family of the Tojo Clan. He is a legendary yakuza for spending 25 years in prison and bears the title of “18 Yakuza Killer”. He and Majima are close and call each other brothers. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Their Battle Styles

Goro Majima’s Battle Style

Majima uses a combination of kick and demonic flame dagger attacks in a violent flurry. He uses a variety of unpredictable attacks that include wide-range strikes and attacks that can cause paralysis.

—Majima attacks unpredictably and continuously with kicks and slashes. The attacks with a purple lightning effect around it may paralyze Kasuga and company.

Taiga Saejima’s Battle Style

With punches, kicks, shoulder tackles, and more, every one of Saejima’s blows is a heavy hitter and has enough power to send the opponent flying upon contact.

—While Saejima’s attacks are not as frequent, they packs an abnormal amount of strength. One clean hit may be enough to knock you out.

Majima and Saejima’s Tag Team Attacks

When Majima and Saejima are both fighting together, by meeting set conditions Majima’s dagger and Saejima’s power can be combined to inflict a combination attack called “Goujin Gousatsu.”

—“Goujin Gousatsu” is powerful and unavoidable attack. Be sure to watch your HP at all times.

Kazuma Kiryu’s Battle Style

The legendary dragon Kazuma Kiryu will change his battle style and relentlessly attack. He has a total of four battle styles. Determining what battle style he is using and acting accordingly is the key to victory, otherwise you will get hit with a powerful counter blow.

  • Brawler Style: A common style that combines simple brawler-style punches and kicks.
  • Rush Style: A style that specializes in high speed rush attacks and evasion. Some attacks will cause you to “faint.”
  • Breaker Style: A powerful style that uses swinging attacks and heavy weapons.
  • Dragon of Dojima Style: The final style. It unleashes Kiryu’s three secret techniques, which are parrying, repelling, and the Tiger Drop.

—The strength of the legendary man has not rusted at all. Use every means possible to strike him with all your power.

—As the battle against Kiryu progresses, he will change his battle style to Breaker Style, where he picks up weapons to unleash destructive attacks. He will even pick up heavy drum cans to mow down Kasuga and company.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now.

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ASUS ROG Reveals the World’s First 360Hz Gaming Monitor at CES 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Swift 360Hz, the world’s fastest and first NVIDIA G-SYNC® gaming monitor with a 360Hz refresh rate, and the ROG Swift PG32UQX with G-SYNC ULTIMATE technology, a 32-inch gaming display engineered with mini-LED technology to deliver stunning 4K HDR visuals.

Unparalleled speed for an extra edge with the ROG Swift 360Hz G-SYNC Esports monitor

Compared to widely available 240Hz gaming monitors, the ROG Swift 360Hz can put out a whopping 50 percent more frames every second – supplying esports and competitive gamers with the edge they need to win. With a comfortable 24.5-inch display size and Full HD resolution, the ROG Swift 360Hz features the same unmistakable design that graces the lineup of highest-end ROG gaming monitors.

Mini-LED Drives Performance and Visuals in the 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQX G-SYNC Ultimate monitor

The ROG Swift PG32UQX is the ultimate 4K high-dynamic-range (HDR) gaming monitor. Featuring an advanced G-SYNC ULTIMATE processor with the latest HDR features, the 16:9 display is illuminated by a full-array local dimming backlight with 1152 Mini LED zones that let the PG32UQX display the brightest highlights and darkest blacks of a scene with incredible contrast and minimal haloing. Small highlights in games, like light bulbs or the disc of the sun, can reach peak brightness of up to 1400 nits, offering a more lifelike HDR experience than ever before. The Mini-LED backlight can also turn off as needed when it comes to darker scenes.

The G-SYNC processor drives variable refresh rates up to 144Hz, and support for 10-bit color throughout the refresh rate range ensures that the PG32UQX always shows off games, movies, and desktop applications at their best. With NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, users will enjoy smooth, tear-free gameplay, even when frame rates fall below the PG32UQX’s peak 144Hz refresh rate, and with the incredibly capable panel and backlight inside, the PG32UQX is NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE-certified. All G-SYNC ULTIMATE-certified displays undergo a rigorous validation process and are subjected to 300 image quality tests to ensure they deliver consistent quality and maximum performance.

The PG32UQX is also designed to be a productive companion outside of games, offering DisplayHDR 1400 compliance for other entertainment needs. For those who want to use all of the screen size available from a 4K resolution, the 32-inch diagonal expanse of the PG32UQX offers a pixel density better suited to running a Windows desktop without scaling.

The ROG Swift PG32UQX doesn’t hold back in style, designed with multiple textures on the back of the display, separated by a subtle diagonal chrome strip. An Aura Sync-enabled RGB LED ROG logo lets users coordinate the PG32UQX with other Aura Sync-enabled components for a fully harmonized battlestation. And a logo projector in the base of the ROG trademark twisted stand lets users show off the Republic of Gamers logo or display a customized logo using the included blank discs.

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Space Invaders: Invincible Collection Trailer

Standard Edition Titles (5,200 yen)

  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – Original Version
  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – Color Version
  • Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
  • Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
  • Super Space Invaders ’91 (1991, Arcade) – Overseas Version of Majestic Twelve
  • Space Invaders Extreme (2018, PC)
  • Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018, Real Event) – Supports Four-Player Co-op
  • Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017, iOS / Android)

Special Edition Titles (16,800 yen)

  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – Original Version
  • Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – Color Version
  • Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
  • Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
  • Super Space Invaders ’91 (1991, Arcade) – Overseas Version of Majestic Twelve
  • Space Invaders Extreme (2018, PC)
  • Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018, Real Event) – Supports Four-Player Co-op
  • Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017, iOS / Android)
  • Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)
  • Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)
  • Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)

PUBG Mobile World Championship: PMCO 2020 Registrations Open Now

The 2020 official esports program for PUBG MOBILE kicks off today with the registration of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2020 (PMCO 2020), open to all players around the world. From amateur, semi-pro to professional levels, all players have the chance to test their skills and fight their way towards the World Championship. The year-round esports tournaments feature an unprecedented total prize pool of $5 million USD, which doubles the total prize money of  last year’s PMCO 2019.

The revamped 2020 esports structure reflects the bigger scale on multiple levels as well as additional professional support

As announced in the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals, PUBG MOBILE completes the structure of global esports ecosystem, supporting an amateur-semipro-pro as well as country-regional-world level in 2020. The tournaments will kick off with the  PMCO, which by being open to all-level players adds more suitable stages and additional competing chances to all  skill levels from different countries and regions. The PMCO is followed by the Pro- and World Leagues for professional players. The best teams coming out of the various PMCOs will have the chance to qualify for the Pro-Leagues (PMPL) and World Leagues (PMWL).

The Pro-Leagues will feature selected countries and regions, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei (additional information for qualification coming soon in local social media), as well as South Asia and the Americas. The Pro-Leagues will culminate in the World Leagues in May and October, where top pro teams from around the world will convene to represent their respective regions. The best qualified teams will then move on to compete in the World Championship in December for the highest honor and a large chunk of the $5 million USD prize pool.

PMCO 2020: More chances for new teams from more countries and regions

Last year, more than 50,000 teams from around the world tested their tactical tournament grit in the PMCO 2019 throughout the Spring and Fall Splits, watched by millions of viewers worldwide. The tournament concluded with over 532 million total views tuned in the official livestream and 57 million total hours watched (excluding China platforms).

This year, PMCO is going to more countries and regions, including Latin America, North America, Brazil, Europe, Turkey, Germany, Middle East/Africa, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Asia, India, Pakistan, CIS and Wildcard, creating more additional entry opportunities for new teams to start their esports path to become the best of the best.

Beginning today until Tuesday, Jan 21, all players are welcome to register for the PMCO 2020 Spring Split competition via the PUBG MOBILE Club Open official website. From Jan 23 to Feb 2, registered teams will compete in online qualification matches, with winning teams qualifying to move on in the tournament.

PMCO is just the beginning – even bigger stages await aspiring esports professionals

With the kick-off of PUBG MOBILE esports program in 2020, PMCOs represent the entry gate to the World Championship, the final fight for the greatest honor and largest prize money. The best teams that stand out from PMCO 2020 will qualify for the next level of competition: The Pro- and World Leagues, where even larger stages and additional professional support awaits.

Get the latest updates and news via our PUBG MOBILE Esports YouTube channel and Facebook. Download PUBG MOBILE for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot ‘This Time on Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’ trailer

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 have released a new trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot dubbed “This Time on Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.”

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 16 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 17 worldwide.

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Obversion Releasing On Steam On January 28

Obversion is an indie first-person puzzle game from developer Adrian Marple (Marplebot).  A former Google developer, Adrian’s debut title echoes his passions for philosophy, geometry, and thought-provoking puzzles.

Obversion is experienced from a first-person perspective and boasts features such as “auto jump,” allowing the player to focus less on mechanics and more on the experience of the game.  The journey through the levels of Obversion is a coalescence of striking environments, philosophical quotes, geometric satisfaction, and intricately woven puzzles.  Players will immediately sense that every aspect of Obversion has been thoughtfully and purposefully crafted as part of a unique and intentional experience.

Fans of first-person puzzlers like the Portal series will feel immediately at home with Obversion’s gameplay, all enjoyed in a stark yet serene world.  Obversion has an enigmatic tone that could only be found in an indie title combined with the detailed production quality of a AAA game.

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Xbox Game Pass Add GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V is now available with Xbox Game Pass for console, Microsoft announced.

Users with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold will also have access to Grand Theft Auto Online.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that includes over 100 free games that can be downloaded and played on console or PC as long as you are subscribed to the service. Xbox Game Pass for console costs $9.99 a month, while Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $4.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold for $44.99 quarterly. Xbox Game Pass for PC is available at $1 for the first month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available at $1 for the first three months.

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Ni no Kuni anime movie coming to Netflix on January 16

The Ni no Kuni animated movie that premiered in Japan in August 2019 will make its international debut on Netflix on January 16, the company announced.

Here is an overview of the film, via Netflix:

Two average teens go on a magical quest to save the life of their friend and her counterpart from another world. But love complicates their journey.

Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose (Spirited Away) directs this enchanting film based on the renowned video game.

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